Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Game's being played in a Big Ten stadium in a snowstorm on turf thats allegedly frozen stiff.
Brett Favre is starting! Adrian Peterson is out.
8:30 ET/5:30 PT Kickoff on ESPN. All the Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, and Mike Tirico you can handle. And then some.
Rittenberg has a link to an ESPN Insider article that I'm not privy to. Since Shannon had been mentioned as a possible DC replacement, I thought it was relevant.
Figured I'd start one since nobody else has. Game's on BTN.
0-0 with 14:30 left in the 1st.
In the spirit of the bye week, like many of you, I am taking the opportunity to watch our next opponent play. Admittedly, I haven't seen Penn State play all year and though I believe they will beat Minnesota, it will be interesting to see how they fare against one of the Big Ten bottom-feeders. PSU has struggled to find an identity offensively and has been decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball. On the other hand, Minnesota has just lost their head coach but played USC pretty tough. So, because PSU is our next opponent, I'll take the opportunity to compile some information some of you may find useful for their upcoming game. Additionally, consider this a thread to discuss the potential outcome of the PSU at Minn game and how that may or may not shed light on the matchup in Happy Valley on October 30th.
So without further adieu,
|Andrew Dailey||S||Undisclosed||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Dailey is dealing with an undisclosed injury but is expected to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Bani Gbadyu||LB||Leg||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Gbadyu missed last game with a leg injury but expects to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Michael Mauti||LB||Ankle||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Mauti missed last game against Illinois due to an ankle injury but expects to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Curtis Drake||WR||Leg||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Drake continues to recover from a broken leg and is expected to return Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Sean Stanley||DE||Academics||Ques Sat - 10/17/10||Stanley missed last game against Illinois as he continues to deal with academic issues he remains questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota.|
|Gerald Hodges||LB||Leg||Ques Sat - 10/18/10||Hodges continues to recover from a left leg injury and is questionable to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Andrew Szczerba||TE||Back||Ques Sat - 10/18/10||Szczerba is recovering from a chronic back injury and remains questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota.|
|Eric Latimore||DE||Wrist||Doub Sat - 10/18/10||Latimore is expected to miss Saturday's game against Minnesota because of an injured wrist.|
|Jack Crawford||DE||Foot||Doub Sat - 10/20/10||Crawford missed last game against Illinois with an ankle injury and is doubtful to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Derrick Thomas||CB||Academics||Doub Sat - 10/20/10||Thomas missed last game against Illinois due to academic issues and is expected to miss Saturday's game against Minnesota.|
|Garry Gilliam||TE||Knee||out for season - 10/6/10||Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn ACL.|
|Lou Eliades||G||Knee||out for season - 10/6/10||Eliades will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL.|
PSU Statistical breakdown to date (10/20):
|Field Goal %||86.7||22|
|Field Goal %||75||72|
I think Minnesota's defense could hurt them despite PSU's apparently anemic offense. I think PSU will win in a close game, 24-21.
Minnesota suspends leading receiver, player with a chance to break the league kick return total, indefinitely.
Chances for a few wins this season (or maybe any) go from zip and a hope to just plain zip.
Texas canceled it's series with Minnesota officially this week, ending a few weeks of speculation on the subject. Despite the fact that the article is actually about UM as in Minnesota, I think there's a telling quote from the Minnesota AD regarding the conference, and future want of Texas as an opponent:
Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi says the university is "extremely disappointed" the series won't take place. He says the video rights issue is complex and beyond its control.
Does this mean that the Big Ten has a video rights standards that Texas wouldn't agree to? Would they agree to it if the fish was a bit bigger?
Despite the fact they played Ohio State recently, that was before the Big Ten Network really solidified itself as a money maker. I'm wondering if a recent television contract put the Big Ten in an unfavorable position.